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Netherlands

Members

ECPAT Netherlands was established in 1995 as a coalition of NGOs and recently merged into one organisation with the Netherlands section of Defence for Children International. The group conducts research into the trafficking and sexual exploitation of children, participates in the ECPAT Europe Law Enforcement Group’s Joint East-West Multi-Stakeholder Training Programme on Trafficking in Children for Sexual Purposes and produces training manuals for law enforcement and caregivers.

ECPAT Netherlands

Contact: Mirjam Blaak
Phone: +31 71 5160980
Address: Hooglandse Kerkgracht 17g 2312 HH Leiden
Email: info@defenceforchildren.nl
Website: http://www.ecpat.nl

Facts

The Netherlands is a source, destination and transit country for children subjected to trafficking for sexual purposes..The Netherlands is among the top five countries of citizenship of identified trafficked persons within the European Union (EU). Trafficking for sexual exploitation continues to be the most prevalent type of exploitation in the Netherlands. Vulnerable populations include among others unaccompanied children seeking asylum and Dutch girls.

Dutch citizens are reportedly engaging in sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism.

The Netherlands was the first EU country in terms of dissemination of child sexual abuse and exploitation materials between 2012 and 2014 as it was hosting the largest number of Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) suspected of commercial distribution of such materials.

Resources

Defence for Children – ECPAT the Netherlands
Reluctance to Report Sexual Exploitation of Children Related to Travel and Tourism

Year: 2019

National Police of the Netherlands
Expert Paper – Increased Attention on Transnational Child Sex Offenders

Year: 2016

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ECPAT International
Netherlands – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2011

ECPAT International
Access to Justice and Remedies Research: Access to Compensation

Year: 2017

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ECPAT International
ReACT Project: A Child-friendly Booklet on the Rights of Isolated Children in Danger in Netherlands

Year: 2017

ECPAT International
Regional Overview: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Europe

Year: 2014

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Age of Consent

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Extraterritoriality & Extradition

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CSAM Definition

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Background Check Required

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Child Advocacy Centers

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SEC Police Unit

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Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

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